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    House Hearing on Presidential Transitions

    The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on the Biden-Harris transition and what could be improved for future presidential transitions. The witnesses were White…

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    The Weekly With Martha Joynt Kumar

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    Our guest this week discussed the history of the White House transitions between administrations. She provided background on what transitions have worked in the past and what changes may…

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    Martha Kumar on the Presidential Transition Process

    White House Transition Project director Martha Joynt Kumar discusses the presidential transition process and the role of the Presidential Transition Act.

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    President Trump and the Media

    The American Political Science Association held a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., examining the relationship between the press and the Trump administration. White House Transition Project…

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    Presidents and the Press

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

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    Press and the Presidency, Press Secretaries Panel

    Sarah Sanders and Mike McCurry talked about the relationship between the press and the presidency. Ms. Sanders is the Trump administration press secretary and Mr. McCurry was a press…

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    Presidential Transitions at the White House

    Former White House staffers and presidential transition team officials discussed events leading up to an inauguration, how the incoming First Family prepares to move into the White House…

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    Presidential Transitions

    Former White House officials and scholars talked about the presidential transition. Speakers included Joshua Bolten, former chief of staff to President George W. Bush; Lisa Brown, former…

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    Presidential Transition Conference, Part 1

    Panelists talked about White House transitions. Participants included officials who have helped to plan the past few White House and federal agency transitions, including former White House…

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    After Words with Martha Kumar

    Professor Martha Kumar talked about her book Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power, in which she looks at presidential transitions. Professor…

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    Presidential Transitions

    Martha Kumar talked about what is involved in a presidential transfer of power. President Obama recently announced the formation of a first-of-its-kind council to assist with his…

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    Presidential Legacy of George W. Bush

    Authors and academics talked about the legacy of the George W. Bush administration. They focused on the former president’s ideology and the role of his vice president, Dick Cheney, in…

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    White House Perspectives on Recent First Ladies

    Former White House staff members talked about the roles of the first lady of the United States. They told stories of their experiences with various first ladies.*Topics included state dinners, administration…

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    Presidents and the Press

    Professor Martha Joynt Kumar talked about presidents and their relationships with the press, focusing on the ways the White House press corps and coverage of presidents have evolved from the mid-19th century into…

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    Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association

    Journalists and historians talked about the evolution of the White House Correspondents' Association, which marked its centennial in 2014. The organization was founded in 1914 after…

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    The Presidential Message

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Students from…

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    Washington Classroom with Martha Kumar

    Towson University Professor Martha Kumar talked about her book, Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation. She also responded to questions from students…

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    The Kennedy White House and the Press

    A panel discussion was held on President Kennedy’s relationship with the press. The event was held in the State Department auditorium where President Kennedy held the first regularly…

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    Coolidge Administration Communications and Tax Policy

    A panel discussion was held on the communications and tax policies of President Calvin Coolidge. This was the closing panel at the 50th Anniversary of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial…

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    Press and the Presidency

    Martha Kumar talked about the press and the presidency.

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